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Sport Relief appeal raises more than £40m for charities

Sport Relief appeal raises more than £40m for charities

Entertainment
The BBC's Sport Relief event had raised more than £40m for charitable causes by the end of its live TV show.Gary Lineker, one of the hosts, said "a chunk" of the money would go to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The fundraising marathon - which helps vulnerable people in the UK and around the world - went ahead in front of a live studio audience in Salford despite the health crisis.The BBC said it would do "everything possible to keep people safe".Match Of The Day presenter Lineker said the UK is living through "unprecedented times", stressing that "never have the vulnerable" been more at risk.He hosted the fundraiser alongside Paddy McGuinness, Alex Scott, Emma Willis, Rylan Clark-Neal, Oti Mabuse, Maya Jama and Tom A
Here’s how to appeal higher Medicare premiums

Here’s how to appeal higher Medicare premiums

Finance
John FedeleThe annual income of older Americans could drop significantly from one year to the next for a variety of reasons. It might be retirement or the death of a spouse, perhaps, or the sale of a business.Yet it might take Medicare — which charges higher earners more for premiums — a couple years to adjust when income falls below the threshold.If you're paying more than the standard amounts for Medicare Part B (outpatient services) and Part D (prescription drugs) through so-called income-related monthly adjustment amounts, or IRMAAs, the difference can reach into the hundreds of dollars per month. And, the surcharge is often based on your tax return from two years prior — which may not accurately reflect your current financial situation."We see it all the time," said Danielle Roberts,
Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Entertainment
Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders have helped this year's Children In Need TV appeal raise £47.9m.The five-hour telethon also featured England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.Viewers also saw short films about some of the the 3,000 local projects supported by the charity.Last year, £50.6m was raised on the appeal night. Children in Need is the BBC's official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect.This year, comedian Tom Allen joined a pr
Unilever to cut plastic use to appeal to Gen Z

Unilever to cut plastic use to appeal to Gen Z

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Unilever, which owns brands such as Surf and PG Tips, says it plans to halve the amount of new plastic it uses in a bid to appeal to younger shoppers.The firm is responsible for producing 700,000 tonnes of new plastic a year.But Unilever plans to slash that figure over the next five years by using more recycled plastic and finding other alternative materials.Nevertheless, Unilever boss, Alan Jope, holds that plastic is a "terrific material".And he maintains that many of the alternatives are worse, saying: "A hysterical move to glass may be trendy but it would have a dreadful impact on the carbon footprint of packaging." Why is plastic a problem? Plastic or paper: Which bag is greener? In an intervie...
Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain forward’s Champions League ban reduced to two matches following CAS appeal

Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain forward’s Champions League ban reduced to two matches following CAS appeal

Sports
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has had his three-match Champions League ban reduced to two games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled.The 27-year-old was punished for insulting match officials over social media comments made in the wake of his side’s controversial 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United in March which denied them a place in the Champions League quarter-finals. AFP or licensors Neymar will now miss only two Champions League matches rather than three PSG challenged the decision and, after UEFA had initially dismissed the claim, the Ligue 1 champions appealed to CAS – who ruled on Tuesday that the Brazil international will now serve a two-match ban. “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the app